Anyone keen to foster children’s curiosity and philosophical thinking is sure to savour this banquet of short films. Bon appétit!
Our appetiser is Zia Hassan’s 9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe. In case you missed the viral internet sensation last year, here’s a kid with a remarkable philosophical imagination.
Squatting on his patio, he holds forth on multiverses, free will, the meaning of life and the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (“an endless quest without knowing what your quest is”). His bold speculations are tempered with a healthy dose of philosophical doubt and a striking awareness of the limits of his knowledge. Confronting the question of free will, he senses that life
- may be predestined, but you can change that destiny. I might be wrong; it might be scheduled like some play… and you act it, not knowing that you’re part of it… Maybe…destiny is…
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